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Zee Anmol again most watched Hindi channel across genres

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BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol was ranked second, as in the previous week,  in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 46 of 2018 (Saturday, 10 November 2018 to Friday, 16 November 2018). At its usual place at first rank in BARC’s weekly list for week 46 of 2018 was the Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV. Hence, Zee Anmol was the most watched Hindi channel, be it Hindi GEC or Hindi movies during the week under review.

Seven Hindi GECs and one channel each from the Hindi movies, Tamil and Telugu channels made up BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 46 of 2018. From the network’s perspective, as has also become a norm, there were four channels from Star India, two channels each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Zeel and one channel each from the Sun TV Network and Viacom18.

As mentioned above, at its normal first rank in week 46 was the Tamil GEC Sun TV with 935.190 million weekly impressions as compared to 1,116.456 million weekly impressions in week 45 of 2018. Sun TV also led BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil channels in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry market and four programmes in BARC’s list of top 5 Tamil programmes during primetime in these markets based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week under review were aired on Sun TV.

At second place was Zee Anmol in week 46 of 2018. The channel scored 775.164 million weekly impressions as compared to 815.684 million weekly impressions in week 45. Zee Anmol was also ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in the combined urban and rural Hindi speaking markets or HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) and was ranked ninth in HSM (U). The Balaji Telefilms produced soap Kumkum Bhagya was ranked second in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R) and was ranked first in HSM (R).  Another two programmes aired on the channel - Mahek was ranked third  and Ek Main Aur Ek Tu was ranked fifth in HSM (R).

Star India’s pay-TV channel Star Bharat climbed up to third rank in week 46 of 2017 from seventh rank in the previous week. The channel scored 722.909 million weekly impressions in week 46 as compared to 668.070 million weekly impressions in week 45. Star Bharat was ranked second in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), fourth in HSM (R) and was ranked fifth in HSM (U). The Hindi mythology Radhakrishn on the channel was ranked fifth in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GECs programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R).

Star India’s flagship Hindi GEC Star Plus retained its previous week’s fourth rank in week 46 of 2018 with 696.102 million impressions as compared to 683.120 million weekly impressions in week 45. Star Plus was ranked sixth in BARC’s weekly lists of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and was ranked second in HSM (U) and ninth in HSM (R). The 4 Lion Films soap Kulfi Kumar Bajewala aired on Star Plus was present in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime  based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in HSM (U) at fourth rank.

Zee TV climbed up a place in week 46 of 2018 to fifth rank as compared to sixth place in week 45. Zee TV scored 694.459 million weekly impressions in week 46 of 2018 as compared to 681.144 million weekly impressions in week 45. Zee TV was ranked fifth in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), seventh in HSM (R), and fourth in HSM (U) during the week. Two programmes that were aired on Zee TV- Kumkum Bhagya, and its spinoff Kundali Bhagya were at fourth and third ranks respectively in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R) and third and second respectively in HSM (U).

Dropping three places to sixth rank in week 46 of 2018 was Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa with 679.864 million weekly impressions as compared with 693.071 million weekly impressions in week 45. Star Maa was ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu channels in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana market. Five programmes that were aired on Star Maa were present in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in the same market.

Star India’s FTA Hindi GEC Star Utsav dropped two places to seventh rank in week 46 of 2018 with 678.124 million weekly impressions as compared to 681.541 weekly impressions in week 45. Star Utsav was ranked third in BARC’s list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), and in HSM (R) and was ranked seventh in HSM (U).

SPN’s women focused Hindi GEC Sony Pal re-entered BARC’s across genres list in week 46 of 2018 with 664.2681.54159 million weekly impressions. Sony Pal was ranked seventh in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), second in HSM (R) and was ranked eighth in HSM (U). The sitcom Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah on Sony Pal was ranked second in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (R).

SPN’s Hindi movies channel Sony Max dropped one place to rank nine in week 46 of 2018 with 644.646 million weekly impressions as compared to 630.586 million weekly impressions in week 45. Sony Max was ranked first in BARC’s weekly lists of top 5 Hindi movies channels in HSM (U+R), and HSM (U) and was ranked fifth in HSM (R). The Hindi Feature Films (HFF)  - World Television Premier or WTP Raj Mahal 4,  HFF-Sooryavansham

WTP-HFF-Nawabzaadev and HFF-DJ were ranked second, third, fourth and fifth respectively in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi movies programmes during primetime  based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in HSM (U).

Dropping down a rank was Viacom18’s flagship Hindi GEC Colors in week 46 of 2018 with 642.486 million weekly impressions as compared to 621.799 million weekly impressions in week 45. Colors was ranked seventh, tenth and third in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), HSM (R) and HSM (U) respectively. The Balaji Telefilms produced third season of the supernatural drama Naagin 3 was ranked first in BARC’s lists of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime  based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in HSM (U+R) and HSM (U).

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